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CINE 202 IS, Cinema Survey 2: 1945 to 21st Century

University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dave Nichols

Instructor name:
Dr. Michelle Emanuel

Instructor Information:
Head of Cataloging and Associate Professor, J.D. Williams Library Phone: 662-915-1360

Email: memanuel@olemiss.edu Office: 221 J.D. Williams Library

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the course itself or the films mentioned. Email correspondence is preferred. You can expect a turnaround time of 24 hours to any email you send. If you are in Oxford and would like to stop by to chat, my cubicle is in the J.D. Williams Library, on the second floor (near Starbucks) where I am Head of Cataloging. I generally work Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., but since I am occasionally away from my desk, it is best to schedule an appointment if you can. Phone messages left after 5:00 p.m. will not be heard until the next working day.

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Course Description

This course represents a survey of the film industry from the end of World War II in 1945 through the beginning of the 21st century, from the development of television into the digital era. By examining international trends and changes to industry conditions such as production, distribution, and exhibition, the student acquires a contextual understanding of the medium of film and its genres: drama and comedy, documentary and experimental.

Textbook Information:
CINE 201 TEXTBOOK

Cinema Survey / Michelle Emanuel. Kendall Hunt, 2017. ISBN: 9781524935030

In compliance with UM Policy 10000907, ìIncome from textbooks and materials authored by faculty,î any publisher royalties generated by the sale of this textbook to students enrolled in CINE 201-202 are contributed to the University of Mississippi Foundation. (Chapters 9-16)

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

SEMESTER MIDPOINT REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint but not completed by the midpoint deadline will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.
Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. treat a film as a cultural text, understanding the work as a document with great historical and sociological significance
  2. apply the origins and development of cinema, major film movements and film theories, and the particular workings of the industry to understand films from around the world
Course Outline:

This course consists of 8 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lesson
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
Week 1
0
Introduction
Discussion board
Week 1
1

Chapter 9: 1950s - The Baby Boom and Other Box Office Threats

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 1
2

Chapter 10: 1960s - The Changing of the Guard

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 2-3
3

Chapter 11: 1950s - 1980s, World Auteurs

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 4-5
4

Chapter 12: 1970s - New Hollywood

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 6-7
Midterm Exam
Covers chapters 9-12
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 8
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information.

If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your orientation information.
5
Chapter 13: 1980s - Be Kind, Rewind
Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 9-10
6

Chapter 14: 1990s - DVDs and Bonus Features

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 11-12
7

Chapter 15: 2000s - On Demand in the Palm of Your Hand

Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 13-14
8
Chapter 16: 1990s - 2000s, Global Cinema
Film Questionnaire, Quiz, Journal Entry
Week 15
Final Exam
Covers chapters 13-16 (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87- 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading distribution is as follows:

Film Questionnaires 20%
Journal Entries 10%
Quizzes 20%
Exams 50%


FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

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